Industry sees increase in projects.

The percentage of design/consulting firms' and design/build firms' gross revenues earned from design/build projects increased by a median of 40 percent and 50 percent respectively from 1995 to 1997, according to the 1998 Design/Build Survey by Zweig White & Associates. And firms predict this percentage will continue to increase significantly over the next three, five and 10 years. No firm predicted a decrease in the use of design/build in the next five years. Firms with both design and construction capabilities expect 50 percent of their revenues to come from design/build projects in the next three years, 60 percent in five years and 75 percent in 10 years. The Design/Build Survey is available from Zweig White for $250, plus $4 shipping and handling. Call 508-651-1559, fax 508-653-6522 or e-mail